Rainn Wilson is riding the highs and lows of fantasy football | Ekeler’s Edge

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler and Yahoo Sports’ Fantasy Analyst Matt Harmon are joined by actor, producer and director Rainn Wilson. Wilson, is best known for his portrayal of salesman Dwight Schrute in The Office, and is currently starring in WEIRD: The Al Jankovic Story. The actor, producer and director explains how his team fared in The Office fantasy football league last year after trading away Austin, then goes into how things have gotten even worse in The Office league this season. However, in his keeper league, Wilson is enjoying great success with a certain star leading the way as his RB1. Catch fresh episodes of Ekeler’s Edge every Wednesday on Yahoo Sports and your favorite social media platforms. Listen to this entire episode of Ekeler’s Edge on the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast wherever you get podcasts.

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RAINN WILSON: I don't understand how this is a last place team. It absolutely drives me crazy. I'm bringing you up here my Yahoo. Jalen Hurts, Courtland Sutton, Lockett--


-- Tony Pollard, Waller, Swift, and Dalvin Cook, and I'm in last place. It makes no sense.


MATT HARMON: All right, now joining "Ekeler's Edge", it's Rainn Wilson, star of "The Office" and the upcoming movie, "Weird, the Al Yankovic Story". Rainn Wilson, I am so excited to welcome you to the show. Welcome back for season two of "Ekeler's Edge".

RAINN WILSON: Good to be back. Big-- big fans of both yours. Love all the fantasy knowledge I've been getting from you, Matt, over the years.

MATT HARMON: And that's really cool, Rainn, thank you. It's-- it's an honor for you to say that. I'm a huge fan of "The Office", and I've watched the show probably 500 times. So I appreciate the mutual love here.

AUSTIN EKELER: Wow, that's great,

RAINN WILSON: Yes, yes, yes, yes. That's great. And Austin, as you know, you're in my keeper league.

AUSTIN EKELER: We're doing well.

RAINN WILSON: Killing it this year.

AUSTIN EKELER: I have a couple of questions for you. Following last year, curious how your team ended up, the one that you traded me on? How did the season go for you last year? How did it end up? Ah, not good. Not good.


AUSTIN EKELER: Well, I guess--

RAINN WILSON: I lost all around. Although, my team this year called, Illegal Use of Hands--


MATT HARMON: Very nice.

RAINN WILSON: Pretty good, right? Is in first place. I'm currently in first place, and you're my starting running back. So congrats on that.

AUSTIN EKELER: Nice. All right, man.

RAINN WILSON: So we'll see how that goes. We'll see how--

AUSTIN EKELER: Hey, well, I'm going to keep doing my best to carry you to the promised land. Let's get it done.

RAINN WILSON: All right, all right, yes. And my other league, "The Office" fantasy football league, my team is known as Satan's Ballerinas, I'm in-- I'm in 12th place, 12th out of 12. But here's the deal, I have more points than the second place person. That's what drives me crazy about fantasy.

AUSTIN EKELER: Yeah, yeah, that is frustrating. Absolutely. You're always playing the team that just decides to pop off, and then you happen to be playing them, and it keeps you-- yeah-- down.

RAINN WILSON: This last week I got like 136 points, and lost to the guy who got 152 points.


RAINN WILSON: Brutal. It's a pretty solid team. I don't understand how this is a last place team. It absolutely drives me crazy. I'm bringing up here my Yahoo-- Jalen Hurts, Courtland Sutton, Lockett--


RAINN WILSON: -- Tony Pollard, Waller, Swift, and Dalvin Cook, and I'm in last place. It makes no sense.

MATT HARMON: I do know, Rainn, you're also a legendary, like, trash talker. Now I know this from the show last year. But now you're in last place in "The Office" league. Like, how are you trying to keep that within, man?

RAINN WILSON: I've given-- I've given up hope. I've given up all hope.

MATT HARMON: Well, you can't give up hope. It's only week nine. Like, there's still some time to go to at least get out of the basement.

RAINN WILSON: I'm in 12th place. I'm done for.

AUSTIN EKELER: For this point, you just play not to get last.

RAINN WILSON: Yeah, that would be nice.

MATT HARMON: Good luck the rest of the fantasy season, man. If you-- if you ever need anything, you just hit us up. We'll try t-- we'll try to help you out the rest of the way--

RAINN WILSON: I'm going to take you up on that. OK, well, wait a second, do I have a-- do I have a minute here?

MATT HARMON: Yeah, go for it.

RAINN WILSON: Are you going to give me some fantasy advice? OK, who do I start, Kenyon Drake, DuVernay-- I love that kid's talent. He's talented, wow. But he's not being used quite as effectively as he could. And Allgeier, the running back from Atlanta their number two or three running back.

MATT HARMON: If Gus Edwards doesn't play, then you got-- I think you got to play Kenyan Drake. But if Gus Edwards goes out there-- and I got Gus Edwards on a couple of teams, so I need him to play-- then I think you can play DuVernay because Rashod Bateman is going to miss a couple of weeks, maybe multiple weeks here. And I'm with you. I like DuVernay as like a gadget design touches guy who also gets a little bit of burn down on the field.

RAINN WILSON: That's good, good, good. I love it. That's very helpful, excellent.

MATT HARMON: Hey, that's what I'm here for, man. That's what Austin's here for as well. We appreciate you joining the show, man.

AUSTIN EKELER: Yes, always a pleasure, Rainn. Thank you so much, man.

RAINN WILSON: Check out "Weird" on the Roku channel. Thanks for having me, guys.

AUSTIN EKELER: Absolutely.

MATT HARMON: Thanks Rainn, appreciate it.